My take on NFL and other pro sports’ players kneeling for the national anthem
by Brian R. Wright
Brandon Smith: “NFL Players Have a First Amendment Right to Act Like Little Bitches”
“If NFL players refused to stand for the national anthem because they believed in the ideals it represents but felt that our government no longer represented those ideals, then I would be in full support of their motives. Obviously, this is not why they are protesting. If their motivation was about speaking against corrupt government, then they would have refused to stand for the anthem back when Barack Obama, a Constitution-wrecking cabana boy for the elites, was in office.”
Jon Rappoport: “An Open Letter to NFL Players: You’re Being Used”
“In other articles, I’ve written about solutions to some of these problems. Here, I’ll simply say that if you NFL protestors want to make a difference, you need to stand up and do something harder than you’re doing now. Right now, you’re unwitting agents of NO CHANGE and racial divide-and-conquer.
“YOU’RE FOCUSING ON POLICE BRUTALITY, AS IF THAT’S THE DEEPEST PROBLEM IN BLACK INNER CITIES. It isn’t. So you’re leading people away from recognizing and admitting what the real problems are.
“What you’re doing now, men, isn’t going to work. You’re only going to sow more conflict.”
Plus for a good laugh/cry, visit the first followup by Mr. Rappoport here:
“Trump/NFL Political Theater: Who’s winning?“
“Of course, the rest of the politically Left media echo chamber refuses to acknow-ledge that. The echo-chamber denizens always try to convince themselves they’re creating and owning and controlling the narrative.
“’If we say the NFL player protestors are smacking Trump down, the American people will believe us.’”
“Yes, just as people believed the echo chamber when they elected Trump over Hillary ‘nothing is my fault’ Clinton.
“Of course, the echo chamber has to drown out a few voices. For example, a player many think is the greatest NFL athlete of all time, hall of famer Jim Brown: ‘I’m going to give you the real deal: I’m an American. I don’t desecrate my flag and my national anthem. I’m not gonna do anything against the flag and national anthem. I’m going to work within those situations. But this is my country, and I’ll work out the problems, but I’ll do it in an intelligent manner.’”
“Hmm. That doesn’t work for the preferred narrative, so put it on the back page.”
My Two Cents
Let me start off by saying I’m not a huge sports’ fan for the obvious reason that, at least professional, sports in our era have become so commercialized—in the bad way, which is to state: trivialized by morally empty corporate behemoths selling eye candy and junk food—as to be inhuman from the gitgo. But I did play sports, and I kind of like sports from a participation perspective. Here’s my Putnam City high school baseball team photo:
I’m the sixth person from the left, front row. This is my junior year, I can’t recall ever having the Star Spangled Banner played or sung for our games—though I’m pretty sure they did that at the football games. Nor did we bow our heads in prayer to Jesus, even though this was Oklahoma. So right out of the chute, what is it about big-crowd sporting events that makes a national anthem fitting and proper?
Ponder that a minute while I also confess that I do admire the majority of athletes who make it to the pros, or even excel in college. Because I know the hard work, focus, and discipline it takes, even if you have preternatural abilities (which I certainly did not). And I like being part of team where distinct and often colorful individuals work together toward a common goal. There’s something quite exalting in that, particularly if you’re good.
Nationalism and Mind Control
Okay, sports is good, teams are good, everyone doing what he wants to do, freedom of choice, may the best man win, and all that. Whereabouts in our country’s history did we ever need the government to step in and bring nationalism into the picture? Turns out it was during WW1—a war America certainly didn’t need to be part of—in the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox. It was all about false patriotism, meaning conforming to government authority and the collective consciousness of the time.
Much as today. Salute the Flag, love the military, support your local police, they’re from the government and they’re here to help you, knuckle under, obey, and for heaven’s sake, DON’T ASK QUESTIONS! That era was also the origin of the modern technology of mind control, as praised by one of its earliest founders, Edward J. Bernays:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who run this unseen mechanism constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power of our country.” — Propaganda (1928)
And for the greater part of the 20th century and now into the 21st, it’s been one big Merry Go Round for “those who run this unseen mechanism,” inter-nationally, too. Collectivized, controlled mind has been responsible for gazillions of human-mind-and-body casualties across the planet.
Tip: These men of the ‘unseen mechanism’ (AKA New World Order, Rulers from the Shadows) are not your friends, I say to the black professional athletes, the white professional athletes, and to my flag-waving sports aficionados who don’t ask questions about the horrors their imperial government is inflicting on innocent human beings everywhere: land of the free my ass. The USG is a wholesale terrorist operation actively courting WW3.
Avoiding the dead-end trap of identity politics
Side 1: Not many of the anthem alternative protestors, mostly black and at the bottom of the barrel of collectivized NWO-created victims, have done a lot of serious political thinking, most of them are sensitive to the information they’ve been saturated with by the controlled, fake-news-saturated media who serves the elites and loves to sow chaos and conflict between the races… divide and take over. If their protest were against the war and imperialism the Flag represents, as well as cops gone wild, and they had an articulate spokesman or three, it would be different. As it stands, though most from good motives, they’re acting unwittingly as ‘controlled opposition,’ in effect buttressing the perceptual-emotional BS injected by the media via dubious orgs like BLM, Antifa, SPLC, and ADL mostly cultural Marxists and thugs… all working for the elites who want blacks, themselves, powerless.
Note: A comment from Deborah reminds me that my sentiments are mostly with the kneelers in this situation. I do believe that the police power and police brutality are inflicted overwhelmingly on minorities. You can just see this in numbers of arrests for violating drug prohibition laws and numbers of civil asset forfeiture cases and ‘driving while black.’ But I also believe the protestors are being used and manipulated… and they should just let it go now. As Hall of Fame running back, Jim Brown, says: “Act intelligently.”
Side 2: Likewise few of the sports fan juggernaut, mostly white and willfully unaware of or unconcerned about the police-military megastate descending on us—from the same elites described above —like a giant sledge hammer, have done much serious head work on the political issues or what’s going on behind the curtain. A fair share of sports guys simply want the activity to be free from politics and BS, that’s why they like sports, dammit; who cares about the national anthem? “Quit acting like millionaire babies and do what we pay you for.” Unfortunately the majority of the national anthem people, also being inflamed by the elites for insane purposes, fall into the trap of collectivist false patriotism, perpetuating the carpet bombing machinery that’s destroying humankind and themselves, making whites powerless, too.
Solution: Don’t take the bait. Rise up from collectivism and mind control. Think for yourselves and, together, go after our common enemy: the Men of the Power Sickness, the national and international full-spectrum-lockdown, collective-security state mongers, who are pulling all the strings and keeping us all in the chains of perpetual ignorance.
Stop singing the national anthem at all, or, well, solely at important military ceremonies, which was what it was designated for… more than 100 years after it was written. [“On March 3, 1931, after 40 previous attempts failed, a measure passed Congress and was signed into law that formally designated ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as the national anthem of the United States.”] It’s a lousy song, anyway. Though its initial patriotism was in fine defense of the Republic against the villainous British bombarding Baltimore in the War of 1812, it later became a tool for the Northern unionists to justify their Big Government tyranny and war of aggression against the South for its decision to be independent.
And if you’re going to fly an American Flag, make it the Gadsden. [And while you’re at it: get rid of Homeland Security at sporting events, in fact, put a fork in Homeland Security altogether. Correct me if I’m wrong, but they haven’t caught a single terrorist, like, ever. Not one.] Gadsden is reminiscent of the real America: a society based on liberty, free choice, individualism, as embodied in the Declaration. That is, First Principles:
I’m going to finish by referring to my most recent column that describes perhaps a universal solution to all the problems of American society: First Principles and First Principles’ grand juries. Citizens taking charge and ending the reign of criminal, corrupt government at all levels. Here’s the link: http://thecoffeecoaster.com/?p=10100. This is a practical tool for genuinely motivated, decent, caring men and women on all sides. I would say especially for those of the underclass who receive the bulk of police-state aggression, which is certainly a big part of what many of the protesting players simply want to remind us of.
Immediately, Side 1: Forget the kneeling, for the time being stand for what kind of country and government the anthem is SUPPOSED to stand for… then Side 2: just stop playing it, and do away with all the F4 Phantom jet flyovers, and other war crime hardware displays, and Homeland Security indignities/gropings being touted by sportscaster apologists for the American Empire Death Machine.
Problem solved. Play ball.
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